Fire breaks out at Lane Cove Public School


Firefighters have rushed to battle a fire at Lane Cove Public School on Sydney’s north shore.

The blaze started on Longueville Rd after 4pm with thick black smoke seen billowing from the school as far as the Sydney CBD.

A NSW Fire and Rescue spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that firefighters have contained the fire within the school hall, where the blaze started.

There are eight fire trucks currently getting the blaze under control, with multiple hand lines being used, and firefighters are expected to be on the scene into the evening.

‘It will take a lot of work to extinguish,’ the spokesperson said.

The school hall and canteen inside have been completely destroyed by the fire, and the tiled roof of the building has collapsed. 

Gas has been isolated from the building, and fire and rescue crews are working to isolate electricity from the site.

No one was inside the hall at the time and no injuries have been reported.

Police and ambulance services were called to the scene along with firefighters at 4.21pm.

It is not known what caused the blaze.

Surrounding streets were shut down as fire crew worked to stop the blaze spreading, with local residents told to stay inside.

More to come.


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